Under 25s in Trades - 2017


Full fee reduction


1 year

Number awarded


Closing date

Throughout the year until awarded

Our Under 25s in Trades scholarship is aimed at giving youth the opportunity to help rebuild Canterbury by providing them the skills and the knowledge to start a career in the trades industry.

There is increasing demand for more workers following Canterbury's earthquakes, particularly in construction. Better utilising youth in Canterbury's recovery will mean business, Canterbury's economy, youth and their families all benefit.

Terms and Conditions

Under 25s in Trades Scholarship

To be eligible to apply for this scholarship you must meet all of the following conditions:

  • You must be applying for a Level 1 or 2 Pre Trade programme at Ara (eligible programmes listed below)
  • You must be under 25 at the time you start the programme
  • You must be a New Zealand citizen/resident

Pre Trade programmes include:

Certificate in Motor Industry (Entry skills)

Certificate in Pre Trade Painting and Decorating

Certificate in Furniture and Joinery Level 2

Certificate in Engineering (Fabrication)

How to apply

To apply for one of these scholarships, all you need to do is complete your admission and enrolment form for your Trades programme and you will be contacted and given information about the scholarship.

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